Thursday, February 23, 2006
My two friends are coming over to "help me". In reality they both would love to see me fail and ruin my Xbox. Now that would be a story to tell.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Another thing I did today was test out how well my wireless network is capable of playing video. My conclusion is that a 801.11G network is more than capable of handling great quality video. The hitches with this task will be in the software that will be used on the Xbox, the paltry 64MB of RAM that the Xbox has and the 733MHZ P3 chip that the Xbox runs. Stay tuned more to come.
Monday, February 20, 2006
- Install Xecuter 3 Modchip (soldering is required).
- Install new hard drive into Xbox.
- Integrate Xbox into my WIFI 801.11G network.
- Install Xbox Media Center software (XBMC).
- Be able to access videos/music from my computer(which is downstairs) through the Xbox (which is upstairs).
- Gain the ability to play online through Kai network (no need to pay for Xbox Live)
- Get a cool box that will be better than everyone else's :)
I pretty much have a clear idea of what I have to do, since I have been researching this subject for a week. I can see the only hitches occurring with the soldering and WIFI.
The first thing I have to do is get a mod chip. After researching the subject I came out with the Xecuter 3 as the best choice because:
A. Huge Community that is willing to support me in the chance problems arise
B. It has a huge array of features.
C. I wanted to buy through PayPal so my choices of stores are limited.
I ordered my mod chip through Extreme-Mods.com. I liked the stores customer satisfaction rate. The other item I ordered was the ColdHeat soldering iron from ThinkGeek.com . I have seen a review of it online and liked the fact that I would not burn myself and that it had a flashlight built in.
The hard drive I am going to use for this modification is my Western Digital 250 gigabyte drive that is inside my computer right now.
I am also contemplating getting a WRT54G wireless router (I already have one) and use the second one as a wireless bridge. The only thing I would have to do is use the hacked firmware for it that is readily available online.
So right now the only thing I can do is wait for my ColdHeat and Xecuter to come in. Then the modding shall begin..